Email May 19, 2014 – Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton
Bunch of Burtons
Great week, actually I don't know if there really ever has been a bad week. Simon and Lisa Lotte a couple who showed up to church two weeks ago had their baby last week and have been at the hospital sense because of a few health concerns with the new baby, who they named Anikin from Star Wars. Their very serious about coming to church, they had to get special permission to leave the hospital on Sunday to come to sacrament meeting with their new born. We where going to try and set a baptismal date with them, but they had to leave 20 minutes into guest class so we taught a quick version of the restoration. They have committed to read and pray though and if they find out that its true they'll be baptized. They're going to come to church next week too. The dad, Simon, is wanting the very best for his child. His wife had been to our church a few times before they were married and told him it was the best of all the churches, so this is where their coming. Simon is Swedish so their is a little language barrier, but its not to bad. Two weeks ago when they were in church we taught them in English because of the language issue, and this time I started in English, but it felt really stiff and formal, after a few minutes I slipped into Danish and all of a sudden things became smoother, simpler, and the lesson went a lot better. I can now testify of the importants to teach in Danish, Its what we where called to teach in, and we will receive Gods help if we follow our calling.
We're going up to Skagen today! Hopefully the weather clears up, its been rainy and cloudy all morning. We're taking a train up after we email with some of the other missionaries in our district who have been wanting to see Skagen. Its one of those areas that everyone wants to see. Ill try and take plenty of pictures to send next week.
Saturday I think was the first slow day that I've had here in Frederikshavn. And that's only because we missed the train. Twice. The first train we weren't sure if we were going to make anyway because it was so close to the end of our morning studies we didn't know if we could make it to the station on time. When we missed it we went out contacting and got back to the train station ten minutes late because we got the time wrong for when it left. When we finally made it out to where we were going the guy we were visiting wasn't able to meet so basically the whole morning not much happened. Its a good sign though that in the last three weeks that's the first slow day we've had. Its been really nice to have a lot going on, a lot of lessons to teach.
Thanks for all the prayers and letters!
Ældste Ken Burton